MERRITT C. BOOTH

Merritt C. Booth gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. May 7, 1858
D. October 6, 1858
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  • Father: Harvey K. Booth born March 5, 1821 in Starkey, Yates County, NY son of Andrew and Hester (Hurd) Booth; married (1) Mary Amelia Brown on September 1, 1844 in New York. She died 11 days after the birth of their daughter, Sarah, on February 16, 1851 (See section pertaining to Mary Amelia (Brown) Booth buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married (2) Cordelia A. Gale on January 2, 1856 in Richmond, McHenry County, IL. Harvey was a school teacher and a farmer in New York and Richmond, IL. He and his parents and brother, Marshal H. Booth arrived in Lake County, IL in 1848. Marshall married Louisa Huson, daughter of Elijah and Alzada (Taylor) Huson, early settlers in Fort Hill, IL and buried in Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL;  Harvey died May 14, 1885 in Richmond, McHenry County, IL; buried in Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL.
  • Mother: Cordelia Ann (Gale) Booth born November 10, 1838 in Barre, Washington County, VT; Cordelia died February 15, 1926 in Crystal Lake, McHenry County, IL; buried in Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL
  • Siblings
    • Gaylord Stafford Booth born November 6, 1860 in Richmond, McHenry County, IL; Gaylord died July 27, 1865
    • Nellie E. (Booth) Thomas born October 28, 1862; married Hamilton A. Thomas on June 25, 1890 in Kane County, IL; Nellie died September 22, 1945 in Woodstock, McHenry County, IL; buried in Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock, McHenry County, IL
    • Ada E. Booth born June 24, 1867; Ada died August 20, 1869
    • Florence Louise (Booth) Garrison born September 24, 1875; married William O. Garrison on June 9, 1897; Florence died April 3, 1934 in Pasadena, Los Angeles County, CA; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, McHenry County, IL.
    • Andrew Marshall Booth born February 7, 1878 in Richmond, McHenry County, IL; married Minnie Wagner; Andrew died June 8, 1960 in Elgin, Kane County, IL; buried in Union Cemetery, Crystal Lake, McHenry County, IL
  • Step Siblings
    • Flora E. (Booth) born October 1845 in Starkey County, NY; married Frank Llewellyn Gage; Flora died April 26, 1930 in Elgin, Kane County, IL; buried in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, Cook County, IL
    • Mary Louise Booth born January 2, 1849 in Fort Hill, Lake County, IL
    • Sarah L. Booth born February 5, 1851 in Fort Hill, Lake County, IL
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